Duvet Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Duvet
Duvets are a key part of any bed and given we spend the majority of our lives sleeping, making sure we have the best one is a must. However, there are a number of variables you must consider before taking the plunge and investing in a new duvet. These include tog rating, sizing and material.
Choosing the Right Tog Rating
Tog is an indication of how insulated a duvet is. In a nutshell, the higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. Tog ratings range from 4.5 to 13.5, but some go as low as 1 and as high as 15. Deciding on a rating is combination of person preference and external temperature. If you prefer a warmer environment or you’re sleeping in a colder season, opting for a higher tog rating would be recommended. On the other hand, if you prefer to be colder during sleep or it’s the summer, opting for a lower rating is recommended.
Duvet Sizing Guide
Although many of you will already be aware of this, choosing the right duvet sizing is key if you’re to get the perfect duvet for your bed.
Duvets come in a range of shapes and sizes, allowing you to find the perfect fit for any bed. The last thing you want is to have half the duvet hanging off the side.
Here are a range of duvet sizes to match your bed design:
- 1. Single Duvet Size: 135cmx200cm
- 2. Double Duvet Size: 200cmx200cm
- 3. King Sized Duvet Size: 230cmx220cm
- 4. Super King‐Sized Duvet Size: 260cmx220cm
Simply use the chart above to align your duvet size with your bed. If you share with a partner, it can sometimes be a good idea to get a size up. Especially if you have a partner who always hogs the covers!
Duvets come in a range of different materials and choosing the best one is determined by a number of factors. Each material comes with its pros and cons.
Generally, however, most duvet materials can be divided into two categories:
- ‐ Synthetic
- Natural duvets are usually made from material like duck feathers, making them breathable and comfy. They make for fantastic all‐season duvets and normally last longer than synthetic variations.
Synthetic duvets, on the other hand, are usually made from material like hollowfibre and are useful if you’re allergic to natural materials. Synthetic duvets are also easier to wash and care for. Deciding which material is best depends on personal preference and your own requirements. If you need further help when it comes to material choice, feel free to get in touch with the team.
What to Do with Old Duvets
If you find yourself with an old duvet following the purchase of a new one, what can you do with it? You have a number of options available to you:
- 1. You could take the duvet to your nearest recycling centre where they can dispose of it properly.
- 2. You could try and find your nearest clothes bin, which are usually situated near supermarkets.
- 3. You could donate your duvet to a homeless shelter or to a charity like Salvation Army.
- 4. You could donate it to an animal shelter.
If you need any further assistance with choosing the right duvet or have any further questions, feel free to get in touch!